Back from OFA's Defensive Carbine 2. What a fantastic class. We took right off where Defensive Carbine 1 left off. Can't say enough about the class participants - Bunch of guys with good attitudes and enthusiasm. Even had a Currahee hill to climb! (I think I lost a pound or two!) I don't want to give too much info out but suffice to say for two days we left the square range behind, worked and reworked team tactics, communication, and a plethora of malfunction drills, all while moving, shooting, transitioning to pistol and communicating. Did I say communicating? Something about 10 rifles all going bang, while moving to and from cover and recovering injured persons make communicating clearly and concisely kinda important. The staff, as always, was professional, friendly and genuinely interested in everyone learning and progressing in a safe, controlled environment. Controlled chaos might be a good description and is a great way to learn, particularly in the context of the safety protocols the OFA staff reiterates throughout the two days. So, let's see: Tired? Check. Sore? Check. Better and more confident with my carbine than 48 hours ago? Check. Ready to go again? Check. I've taken several classes from OFA, including their Instructor Development School. To say it is money and time well spent is an understatement. Thanks guys!